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Iran-Saudi talks resume

Iran-Saudi talks resume

The Saudi–Iran security dialogue that had been paused over the past seven months resumed in Iraq as of 21 April. This is the fifth round of security talks designed to de-escalate tensions between the two regional powers.  In the last meeting, in September 2021,...

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Ukraine crisis may accelerate JCPOA agreement with Iran 

Ukraine crisis may accelerate JCPOA agreement with Iran 

The Vienna talks seem to be on their final leg. It is now clear that the new deal will take the form of a roadmap towards what can be termed ‘less for less’ compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), although it may be presented as a return to the...

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Iran: Audio leak on corruption in the IRGC

Iran: Audio leak on corruption in the IRGC

In mid-February a leaked audio file grabbed the attention of many observers in Iran.  The recording reflected a conversation between the former chief commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Mohammad Ali Jafari, and his deputy in charge of the...

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